After the pain and confusion of being in a car crash, or of being injured in some way, people often seek legal counsel immediately. But when they speak with the attorney, they are advised to seek medical care first before any lawsuit begins. Why?
Injured parties should always all a lawyer right away, but any potential lawsuit will be based on the totality of the medical record. If a person has only just begun to receive treatment for their auto collision injuries, the medical record will not be complete enough to indicate the full extent of their injuries and the degree to which recovery is possible. Additionally, medical complications may arise later that need to be considered before any settlement is arranged.